Single Tooth Implants and Bridges

Single and Multi-Tooth Dental Implants.

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About Implants and Bridges

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are Single Tooth Implants & Bridges?

Single tooth implants and bridges are the best way to repair damaged or missing teeth in a localized area.

  • Look natural

  • Solid, natural chewing

  • Attached securely and permanently

  • Significantly reduces bone loss after extraction of a natural tooth or teeth

  • No negative impact to nearby teeth often seen with other options (bridges).

How Single Dental Implants Work

A dental implant is a titanium screw which functions as the base to replace a missing tooth or teeth.

There are 3 components of a dental implant:

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Implant post (or body) | This serves as the foundation. The post is placed in the jaw and acts as the anchor.

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Abutment | This portion joins the titanium post and crown

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Crown | This is the visible portion in your smile. This could also be an implant bridge over multiple implants.

Life-Changing Results

Same-day smiles from actual patients

Cost of Single Tooth Implants and Bridges

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Our pricing is the best in Santa Barbara and also provides the best end result. We are able to accomplish this by having a highly trained dentist who does the entire procedure from start to finish along with an experienced in-house dental lab technician. They have performed this procedure from start to finish together many, many times.

Single Tooth Implant

Replaces 1 tooth
$3,795
Includes the implant body, abutment, and crown
Does not include any necessary extractions and/or bone grafting

Implant Bridge

Replaces 3 Teeth
$8,495
Includes 2 implant bodies, 2 abutments, and 3 unit bridge
Does not include any necessary extractions and/or bone grafting
More cost effective than placing 3 individual implants

Available Payment & Financing Options

Dental implants are an important investment in yourself, and being able to break this investment down into smaller payments can help make these life-changing services more accessible and easier to fit into your budget. We work with multiple financing companies to provide payment plans covering either all or part of your dental implant procedure.

Longer-term options for lower payments (up to 96 months)

Interest-free up to 6 months

Longer-term options for lower payments (up to 60 months)

Option to apply with a co-applicant increases chance of approval

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need an implant for each of my missing teeth?

It depends. Since each case is unique, our doctor will need to see you for an exam to determine the appropriate treatment for you.

Can I get a temporary crown or bridge on my implant the same day it’s placed?

Unfortunately not at this time, we do not place temporary crowns or bridges on implants that have just been placed. The reason for this is that we want as little force being placed on the implants as possible while we wait for them to integrate with your jawbone.

How much do dental implants cost?

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

Most patients are good candidates for dental implants, even those who have been told they weren't in the past. Call our office to schedule your consultation and let's see what we can do to get you smiling again.

What kind of after care will I need to perform with my dental implant(s)?

Take care of them like natural teeth:

  • Brush and floss twice a day.
  • Get regular cleanings at intervals recommended by your dentist.

What do implant teeth look like?

In the mouth, they look almost identical to a natural tooth. The implant body (the screw) won't be visible in the mouth. It is under the gums in your bone.

Will it function and feel like a natural tooth?

Yes! It will feel different from a natural tooth but will function the same.

How much time should I take off work for recovery after the procedure?

Most patients can return to work either the same day or the next day. Certain cases could require more time off from work.

What is the process to get a dental implant?

The process is very straight forward. Your implant is placed into the jawbone and is left alone to integrate for 4-6 months. Afterward, we take impressions and have the new tooth fabricated. If bone grafting is needed, this may increase treatment time.

Is my implant removable?

No, once your implant is completed, you will not be able to remove it.

Can I be put to sleep for the procedure?

Our office does not currently put patients to sleep, we do, however, provide both oral & IV conscious sedatives. To learn more about these options click here. This medicine will help relax you and typically makes it so you won't even remember the procedure. For this, we write you a prescription, and you can pick it up at your pharmacy of choice. NOTE: You MUST have a driver to and from for your procedure, because of the sedation medication. You MUST NOT operate a motor vehicle or any machinery after taking your medication.

How long will I bleed after the procedure?

Most of the bleeding will have stopped before you leave our clinic, however, expect to have some slight bleeding (oozing) for one to three days after the procedure. Additionally, you will most likely notice increased salivation when we first put your denture(s) in. When this increased saliva mixes with a small amount blood, it can look like a lot of blood. If heavy bleeding does not stop, please call our office.

A home remedy which still works really well to help clotting and stop bleeding is the use of tea bags. Just get a regular tea bag, get it damp, squeeze out the excess water, place it on the extraction site (or sites), and the bags will help you heal. Multiple tea bags can be used if needed. Replace the tea bags if they become saturated with blood. This process can be repeated as many times as you need.

 

Can I expect a lot of pain after the procedure?

Though your experience may vary some, most patients can expect some soreness and possibly swelling after your procedure. Many patients return the next day for their follow-up appointment reporting minimal pain. All patients are prescribed pain medication to help alleviate any discomfort.

Is this procedure offered with zirconia (non-metal) implants?

Our practice does not currently offer this type of implant. While titanium dental implants have been around for decades with a long track record of success, zirconia implants are very new to the market, so we can't be certain what their viability will be long-term. We want the most successful, most predictable long-term results for our patients, and for these reasons, we do not offer zirconia implants at this time.

Can dental implants fail?

While titanium implants do have a 95+% rate of success, yes, they can still fail. Some of the things which may cause them to fail:

  • Failure to bond to the bone
  • Tobacco use
  • Diabetes

If your implant fails within the first year, your doctor will replace it for free.

Dental Implant Timeline

The process typically takes 5-6 months from start to finish.

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Place implant body and wait 4 months for integration into jaw bone.

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Uncover implants and allow gums to form to correct shape for 2 weeks.

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Take impressions amd send off to outside lab for fabrication of abutment and crown. This normally takes 3-4 weeks.

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Place abutment and crown.

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